Hi...As far as the patch it is all that HAS worked for me. It actually
REDUCED my constipation from when I was using other narcotics for pain such
as Methedone, Diladud etc. Still constipated but not as terrribly. I am
using the patch for the abd. and severe gastroparesis pain under my left
rib. Without it I would be doubled over. I am awaiting emotional readiness
to go to U of WA and have surgery etc. for this awful gastroparesis and
adhesions. Later...I just can't deal with it now.
So.......I guess I love the patch. First started out with the 25mg, then the
50mg and now the 75 seem to be working just fine.
Only problem I had was keeping them on longer than 1 day. (you are supposed
to wear them for 72 hrs.) Anyway..I wrote to the company (name and phone on
package of patches) told them patches keep coming off. They sent me a big
box FREE of plastic covers to put over the patch. Works super....shower,